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While Blasphemous is more of a Metroidvania than anything, you can tell it’s also inspired by Dark Souls.

Playing as The Penitent One, Blasphemous is as intriguing as it is punishing. You’ll make your way through atmospheric environments, avoiding perilous traps and combating vile enemies. And if you want to succeed, you need to find shrines and altars that allow you to increase your health, improve the strength of your sword, and grant you more fervour.

It’s Blasphemous‘ bosses that truly make the game worth playing though. They’re tough but fair, and often gargantuan in size. Needless to say, if the reason you like the Dark Souls series is because of its challenging boss encounters and mysterious worlds, you’ll love Blasphemous.

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